East Timor: Anatomy of a Crisis
James Clad is Research Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at Georgetown University.
East Timor was the subject of world concern when its elective choice of independence led to brutal armed conflict. That happened in the spring of 1999. This year East Timorese society remains embroiled in a fractious definition of its new political order. The problems are many and profound. James Clad describes them and their impact on Asia and the world.